Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
WATERLOO, Belgium — A new study from University of Waterloo researchers shows developers perceived to be non-white are much less likely to see their proposed changes to open-source software projects accepted ... This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 29, 2021. The Canadian Press. .
Biden, from the stage in the auditorium of Mount Saint JosephUniversity, responded at length. But Lanni, along with fellow attendee Taste of Belgium owner Jean-Francois Flechet, didn't love his answer ... 5, 2019 ... Taste of Belgium owner Jean-Francois Flechet ... Anybody who works Thunderdome or Taste of Belgium make more than $15 an hour ... .
The workers, many of whom had been working for years in Belgium without formal papers, had won support from local groups, including the heads of the six biggest French-language universities in Belgium.
A “tantalizing” principle borrowed from nature turns harmful methane into useful methanol at room temperature. A team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of Leuven in Belgium has further elucidated the process in a in the current edition of Science... in the study ... Image credit. Benjamin Snyder ... Source. Stanford University ....
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... and southern Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, smashing buildings and bridges and killing more than 150 people ... "I think we all realise now that those extreme events are really happening," said Patrick Willems, professor in water engineering at Belgium's KU Leuven University.
...Belgium and the Netherlands, smashing buildings and bridges and killing more than 150 people ... “I think we all realise now that those extreme events are really happening,” said Patrick Willems, professor in water engineering at Belgium’s KU Leuven University.